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									                           FY 2009
         STATE MANAGEMENT/COMBINED REVIEW WORKSHOP
                         SEATTLE, WA
                        May 7-8, 2009

                            REGISTRATION FORM

I will attend the FY 2009 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) State
Management/Combined Review Workshop. Please register me:

First Name:                          ________________________
Last Name:                           ________________________
Title:                               ________________________
Agency:                              ________________________
Street Address:                      ________________________
Street Address (cont'd):         ________________________
City:                    State:
Zip:
Phone No.: (      )       -         Extension (if any):
Fax No.:   (      )        -
E-mail:
Special Needs (e.g., wheelchair access):

Important Notes:
      This is an automated registration form. Please complete it, save
       it to your computer and submit it as an email attachment to:
       smrworkshops@thedmpgroup.com. You will receive an email
       registration confirmation within one business day.
      If you have any difficulty returning the form by email, please
       print and fax it to Cheryl Alexander (301) 585-4830.
      Please submit one form for each participant per guidelines on the
       next page.
      Please submit your registration no later than May 1, 2009.




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                           FY 2009
         STATE MANAGEMENT/COMBINED REVIEW WORKSHOP
                         SEATTLE, WA
                        May 7-8, 2009

                                  OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND

The State Management Review and Combined State Management and Triennial
Review (Combined Review) programs are FTA oversight programs to determine
whether a state or territory is administering its FTA-funded programs in
accordance with 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53, Federal transit law provisions.

WHAT’S NEW?

The 2009 guidance has been completely rewritten to encapsulate all the circular
changes related to SAFETEA-LU. It also, for the first time, incorporates guidance
related to the Combined Review Program. Starting this year, the workshop
addresses Section 5307 program requirements, in addition to addressing the
requirements of the Section 5309, 5310, 5311, 5316, and 5317 programs. As
the Common Rule gives states and territories more flexibility in managing
aspects of their FTA-funded transit programs, the workshop also clarifies
requirements as they apply to states. The new combined format of the
workshop obviates the need for states to also attend FTA’s Triennial Review
Workshop.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is for transit professionals responsible for FTA program or project
management and professionals responsible for planning or managing transit
service or compliance programs, particularly from states and territories. The
workshop is designed to help attendees broaden their understanding of the
Federal rules and regulations that shape and define their programs.

WORKSHOP LEADERS

Transit professionals who are reviewers for the State Management Review and
Combined Review programs will conduct this workshop. The instructors have
extensive experience in conducting State Management and Triennial Reviews.
They will provide guidance in each of the 26 areas eligible for review, answer
questions about how to respond to specific review areas, and share industry best
practices. Staff from the FTA will attend the workshop to answer questions
about the review, assist you in any area related to your FTA grant programs, and
refer you to printed guidelines or other resources should you require additional
information.



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                            FY 2009
          STATE MANAGEMENT/COMBINED REVIEW WORKSHOP
                          SEATTLE, WA
                         May 7-8, 2009

                                 AGENDA

DAY 1             Thursday, May 7, 2009

8:30 am           Participant check-in; continental breakfast

9:00 am           Welcome and introductions

9:15-noon         Overview of the review process and presentation of FTA
                  requirements in the areas of Program Management, Grant
                  Administration, and Selection and Eligibility. Participant
                  questions and group discussion.

Noon-1:00 pm      Lunch on your own

1:00-5:00 pm      Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Financial
                  Management, Intercity Bus, RTAP, Satisfactory Continuing
                  Control, Maintenance, and Procurement. Participant
                  questions and group discussion.

DAY 2             Friday, May 8, 2009

8:30 am           Continental breakfast

9:00-noon         Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of
                  Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Buy America,
                  Debarment/Suspension, Lobbying, Planning and
                  Coordination, Title VI, ADA, Charter Bus, and School Bus.
                  Participant questions and group discussion.

Noon-1:00 pm      Lunch on your own

1:00-4:30 pm      Presentation of FTA requirements in the areas of Drug-Free
                  Workplace, Drug and Alcohol Program, Equal Employment
                  Opportunity, National Transit Database, Public Comment
                  Process for Fare Increases and Service Reductions, Half
                  Fare, Safety and Security, and ITS Architecture.
                  Participant questions and group discussion.

4:30-5:00 pm      Wrap-Up, Program Evaluations, and Feedback

Bolded topics, which are new to the workshop this year, are addressed
during Combined Reviews.

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                           FY 2009
         STATE MANAGEMENT/COMBINED REVIEW WORKSHOP
                         SEATTLE, WA
                        May 7-8, 2009

HOTEL INFORMATION

The two-day workshop will be held at the following location:




1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98010
Reservations: 888-627-8513
Phone 206.728.1000
Fax 206.728.2007
Westin.com/seattle

Guest rooms are available for attendees of the workshop at the rate of
$158/night plus tax for single occupancy, provided reservations are made no
later than April 10, 2009. The workshop is free of charge, but participants are
responsible for their own room and board. The Westin Seattle is a 100% smoke-
free hotel. Parking is available at $35-$38 per night for self and valet parking,
including in and out privileges.

In order to reserve your hotel room at the above rate, please call no later than
Friday, April 10, 2009 and clearly identify yourself as attending the FTA State
Management Review Workshop (SMR).


Location

The Westin Seattle is the front door to the city! We are exactly across the street
from many of the city’s greatest attractions:
           Westlake Shopping District and Pacific Place Mall that feature shops
            such as Tiffany, Cartier, Coach, The Pottery Barn and Williams
            Sonoma & the Nordstrom flagship store.
           Belltown Restaurant & Entertainment District.
           Monorail to The Space Needle & Frank Gheary’s Experience Music
            Project
           Pike Place Market is just four blocks away!



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                           FY 2009
         STATE MANAGEMENT/COMBINED REVIEW WORKSHOP
                         SEATTLE, WA
                        May 7-8, 2009

                                Transportation
By Transit:

Metro Transit bus route, MT194, offers frequent service out side of Door 2 in the
baggage claim area. The one-way fare is $1.75. The link to the bus schedule is
shown below:

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/schedules/s194_0_.html

By Taxi or Shuttle:

Sea-Tac International Airport is 15 miles, 20 minutes from The Westin Seattle.
Shuttle service is available via Gray Line at approximately $11.00 one-way and
$18.00 round-trip. Taxi fare is $40.00 one way.




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